When business is “busy,” everyone’s jamming to get it done. Employees come in early, leave late, answer emails from home, even spend a weekend wrapping up a big project. Busy days become busy weeks and months. Pretty soon, it’s all work and no play. Job burnout, disinterest and poor performance are just around the corner.
Empathy is becoming a buzzword for CEOs this year as a trait to have and to build within their organizations. Surveys and reports point up its importance as a “humanizing” tool that improves employees’ and companies’ performance and sets the right overall tone. A workplace empathy study by Businessolver found that 87 percent of CEOs
If you are self-employed or the owner of a business, you should seriously consider getting a business credit card and use it exclusively for your business-related purchases. Picking the right card can save you time and money – let’s see why. Taxes: Your business expenses are tax-deductible. The easiest way to keep track of these
Spring is a season of change: warmer temperatures, blooming flowers, and more outdoor activities. The concept of spring cleaning — tackling important projects to freshen up a home — can also apply to small businesses. Entrepreneurs can engage in their own version, by taking the time to examine how the business is doing and see
Women are methodically, but surely, excelling at business. Evidence suggests that companies run by women could have as much as 13 percent higher revenues than those run by men. The phenomenon has implications on a national scale: There are now more than 11.6 million women-owned businesses in the U.S., generating $1.7 trillion in sales as
Being your own boss can be great. But when you’re self-employed, you also become your own human resources representative, office manager, and accountant. The finances can get complicated—especially come tax time! A little preparation will set you up for financial success. Not sure whether you count as self-employed? According to the IRS, you’re self-employed if